Skip to main content


Nirmita Narasimhan |  

01 January 2019

Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict

The year 2018 has been a fairly active one for advocates of digital accessibility in India. Over the past year, some positive developments have been initiated and achieved. A most noteworthy one was the updating of the ‘Guidelines for Indian Government Websites' (GIGW) by the National Informatics Ce... Read More

Susanna Laurin |  

28 December 2018

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Funka and IAAP Representative to the EU

In the first week of December, Europe celebrates the Day of Persons with Disabilities. Seminars are held covering disability related topics and important decisions are usually communicated. This year, IAAP Europe organised a high level event on Web Accessibility Regulations in Brussels. At the ... Read More

Sharon Spencer |  

27 December 2018

Member, Board of Trustees, G3ict and past Managing Director, IAAP

It is hard to believe that 2018 is behind us. For me, I look to 2019 with a great deal of excitement as it brings significant personal change with my retirement from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and new role on the Board of Trustees of G3ict. As I reflect back... Read More

Axel Leblois |  

10 December 2018

President and CEO, G3ict

By now, twelve years after the adoption of the text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the United Nations General Assembly, and its subsequent ratification by 177 countries, the accessibility of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) has gained signifi... Read More

Lidia Best |  

05 November 2018

President at European Federation of Hard of Hearing People and Vice Chairman of ITU JCA-AHF

The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH) started to participate in standardisation work of International Telecommunication Union ( ITU) in September 2016, this was possible with support from the Global Initiative for accessible ICT’s (G3ict). Today I have the pleasure to share the r... Read More

Susanna Laurin |  

31 May 2018

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Funka and IAAP Representative to the EU

Europe is moving from recommendations to legislation when it comes to accessibility. In September this year, the Web Accessibility Directive will enter intro force, with requirements for public sector in all EU member states to comply with the EN301549 standard when it comes to websites, extranets, ... Read More

James Thurston |  

30 April 2018

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

We live in an increasingly digital and urban world. Unfortunately, it is not yet an increasingly inclusive world for persons with disabilities and older persons. We want to fix that. The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and World Enabled have partnered with Access Israel to fix that. Yes... Read More

James Thurston |  

24 April 2017

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

Laura Ruby, Director of Worldwide Accessibility Policy & Standards at the Microsoft Corporation, believes that one of the smartest things cities can do to ensure the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons is to make sure they are buying only accessible information and c... Read More

James Thurston |  

18 April 2017

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

The global trend toward smart cities is exciting. Smart Cities programs, technologies, and solutions are creating innovative approaches to providing municipal services and engaging with citizens. But G3ict and World Enabled launched our joint Smart Cities for All initiative because when it comes to ... Read More

Victor Santiago Pineda is a global expert on disability policy and the Senior Research Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California Berkeley. Upon completing the intensive negotiations that shaped the New Urban Agenda, I realized that we, persons with... Read More

James Thurston |  

10 October 2016

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

James Thurston discusses survey findings and next steps of the joint G3ict, World ENABLED and Microsoft initiative on accessible technology in smart cities. By 2025, there will be at least 88 smart cities in the world – up from 21 in 2013 [1]. The majority of these smart cities will be in Asia and t... Read More

James Thurston |  

19 January 2016

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

James Thurston anticipates seven ICT Accessibility policy trends for 2016. As 2016 begins, looking back at last year’s global accessibility policy advancements is interesting. But looking forward and anticipating accessibility policy trends and themes in the new year is essential for all of us conc... Read More